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Cole’s Christmas Show Reviews

ColeCole is the guest host on my podcast “The Inadequate Life.”

Scroll down to listen to Cole and I discussing “Shrek the Musical” at The Grand Theatre London and “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge.

Both shows were fantastic family fun!

“Shrek the Musical” stars Steve Ross, from The Stratford Festival, and Troy Adams whose credits include Soulpepper.

Shrek The Musical, The grand theatre london, steve ross, troy adams

Troy Adams & Steve Ross

Cole’s favourite characters were Donkey and Lord Farquaad. They both keep the laughs coming in this playful, and at times surreal, production.

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Liam Tobin

Liam Tobin, who was magnificent in last’s year’s production of “Elf the Musical,” is back playing the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad.

Every move Tobin makes brings smiles and wonderment to all.

Over at The Dunfied Theatre Cambridge “Disney’s the Little Mermaid” is a treat for the ears and the eyes.

The set design and choreography is the best I’ve seen at the Dunfield Theatre.

Cole’s favorite characters were the wicked Ursula and Flotsam & Jetsam her moray eel minions.

Thomas Alderson, Kristen Peace, Gregory Pember, The Little Mermaid, Dunfield Theatre Cambridge

Thomas Alderson, Kristen Peace & Gregory Pember

Audience favorite Jayme Armstrong plays Ariel.

Prince Eric is played by David Cotton, who began his professional career with Drayton Entertainment.

David Cotton, Jayme Armstrong, Disneys The Little Mermaid, Dunfield Theatre Cambridge

David Cotton & Jayme Armstrong

I have to admit Cole, an 8 year old boy going on 14, was a bit reluctant to see “Disney’s the Little Mermaid,” especially after all the fun in “Shrek the Musical,” but as you’ll hear in the podcast there was plenty of laughs to keep him thoroughly enjoying the 2 hour and 30 minute performance.

Don’t miss my podcasts with Steve Ross, who plays Shrek, and Bethany Kovarik who plays Atina and is also the dance captain of “Disney’s the Little Mermaid.”

“Shrek the Musical” at The Grand Theatre London runs until January 3rd.
“The Little Mermaid” at The Dunfield Theatre Cambridge runs until December 21.

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Cole’s Christmas Show Reviews

Keith Tomasek
15 December 2014
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